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  1. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Ginger Drop Cakes with Butterscotch Sauce

    This sticky toffee pudding with more than a hint of gingerbread is a wonderful holiday treat, especially with plentiful butterscotch sauce added on top. Grandma Baum’s Ginger Drop Cakes Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sour...
  2. Eleanor Rose

    History Rum Raisin Apple Brown Betty

    (Vintage Kitchen) I grew up enjoying the dessert called Apple Brown Betty, a comfort dish of baked sliced apples with brown sugar under a crust of baked and buttery bread. It’s a cute name, but there's likely more to the story. It appears Betty wasn’t just some generic lady dressed in an...
  3. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Crepe Suzette

    For all those wondering if I fell completely off the face of the earth - I had to take a break from the Forum from work related overload along with loads of other non-work related stress. However, it seems life has settled down and everything has become far more manageable. Now, on to the...
  4. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Croquembouche

    Croquembouche wedding cake Eric Baker [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons This past Sunday while watching Victoria on PBS I discovered this towering dessert called croquembouche. Popular in France for weddings and other festive occasions, a...
  5. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    History Knickerbocker Glory Sundae

    Not knowing where exactly to put this as it's not period in the sense that it's from the mid-19th century or before, but given this variety of ice cream sundae first became popular in the 1920's , so I decided to mark it 'history'. As for what kind of sundae it is, well it's a popular British...
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